Lea McWhorter of Sophisticated Beads, and I take my inspiration from the needs of others.
A friend’s breast cancer diagnosis got me started in 2005. I asked myself, “How can I help?” The answer was to create and sell jewelry with 10 percent of the proceeds going to 5 local cancer research organizations. That was how my business started 12 years ago. Below, is a photograph of one of the "Cancer Bracelets" that I lovingly create, with part of the proceeds benefitting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Oregon and SW Washington Affiliate.